October 5, 2015 at 7:07 pm #22352
lfnadminKeymasterOctober 5, 2015 at 7:43 pm #22355
Great post !! Right on with all your observations ,but HOW does Lehigh go about fixing the problems ???? Bucknell ?? Fordham ??? Can we hire some out of work Eagles ??? We might have a better chance playing Penn .St. They barely beat Army .Both lines D and O have to play MAD and ANGRY and knock some players on the other team on there ass ,run over them like Yale did to Lehigh .Hope for a good injury report this week .October 5, 2015 at 11:32 pm #22366
The Lehigh-Lafayette game of 2013 was the epitome of what you wrote, Chuck, destroyed 50-28 in the PL championship at Goodman. I’ll never forget the ‘Pards celebrating the title they took from the B&W at the 50.
That game has led to a greater group of embarrassments (some on home turf) over the past 16 games than I can remember in my almost 50 years of watching LU football.
Hope springs eternal as we enter PL season. I guess we’ll find out what everyone’s made of very soon.October 5, 2015 at 11:45 pm #22369
Zero schollies and not pushed aroundOctober 5, 2015 at 11:53 pm #22372
Love it, Miller! Great clip — the epitome of real Lehigh football.
Caslow’s a great player, but he’s not 6-3, 240-pound MLB Mike Groome. (Caslow’s 6-1, 215, according to roster.)
Now guys Groome’s size are playing on the D-line. (Pardon me; LB Groome has 5 pounds on DL Matt Laub)October 5, 2015 at 11:56 pm #22374
Groome was a beast! 6’3″ 240 lbs. What we wouldn’t give for a run stuffer like that on this defense!
Thanks for the video. I was sitting at that end of the field (Lafayette side) during that goal line stand. It was friggin’ awesome.October 6, 2015 at 2:44 am #22379
Points out the problem with recruiting at this level. We cannot recruit Groomes, Rackleys, and Abdullahs every year, or even every couple years, but enjoy the run when we do. Sometimes we get fortunate and get several such players in one year, and may have the past two with some. Now they need to grow and mature. I don’t think Groome started as a freshman or soph.October 6, 2015 at 2:48 pm #22400
All this yammering about quarterbacks and coaching elsewhere on the board, yet this was the actual problem last week, not quarterback play or head coaching decisions.
My question is, how do we get improvement in both trenches through the rest of the season?
On the D line and linebacking units, freshmen need to grow up really fast and play like juniors, especially Jake Buskirk if Caslow is out. (To be fair, Buskirk looked good in limited action last week.) Lynn also wasn’t bad but will need to play longer in the rotation.
On the O line it seems like it may have been a matter of focus, at least that’s what I’m hoping. Penalties were killer, and against Bucknell we can’t afford to squander opportunities. Like Yale Bucknell plays a big 4-man front and additionally last week shifted their 295 lb DE to DT. They may try something similar this week.October 6, 2015 at 3:31 pm #22401
There is my point. Defensively, we have the players but they are are all in the wrong positions. Laub is the same size as Groome. Last year, he was an OLB and this year he is lined up at DE opposite a 300# tackle. He should be at ILB. Palma at 265# is lined up at NG and has constantly been overpowered. Cavenas at 295# is lined up outside. Caslow is the same size as Githens, same speed as Ward and is a ball hawk. He should be our SS.
Our best LB ever saw the current crop at the steak fry and told them that they are going to have to beef up. We just recruited an outstanding crop of high school LBs. The challenge is turning them into college sized LBs.October 6, 2015 at 11:38 pm #22421
Groome was on the 2 deep to start his jr year. Many kids on the 2 deep are as good or better than the starter,Groome made the most and was AA, One of the kids with heart,passion and a chic on their shoulder. There are some on the roster now, can someone figure the puzzle?
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